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ABC upgrades NETIA Radio-Assist System

Saturday 01 October, 2016

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is upgrading its NETIA Radio-Assist radio automation system, first installed in 1999, to version 8.2 and integrating it with a new Grass Valley GV STRATUS video production and content management solution and AP ENPS 8 scripting system.
The refresh of ABC’s nationwide news equipment, one of the largest projects ever undertaken in Australia, will be overseen and implemented by Grass Valley within the next three years.
The original NETIA Radio-Assist installation at ABC 17 years ago marked the digitization of the broadcaster’s local and regional radio stations. At that time, a total of 400 workstations at more than 60 stations were equipped with Radio-Assist to support a digital production and distribution workflow, and over time, ABC augmented this installation to facilitate simple, automated management of content localization across ABC stations, with now over 3000 users.
The current project represents a total refresh and replacement of systems for TV news, radio news, and scripting creation in ABC studios across Australia.
While the integration of Radio-Assist with AP ENPS 8 will enable multisite newsroom control system (NRCS) integration and MOS redirection, the upgrade of Radio-Assist to version 8.2 will bring with it hundreds of enhancements to the production workflow, including the brand new Media Assist Suite multi-site content management module that allows large companies to share, search and manage contents across multiple sites.
“We are very proud to be continuing our long relationship with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation,” said Thierry Gandilhon, President of NETIA.
“We have worked together for nearly two decades now, and ABC’s deployment of Radio-Assist has demonstrated both the versatility and lasting value of NETIA’s radio automation and broadcast technology. This is an exciting project for all partners, and we look forward to bringing ABC the benefits of state-of-the-art news production systems.”
Relied on by more than 20,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices. NETIA provides radio automation, media asset, and workflow management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world.

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